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Perma Ban or just a few months?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Capo Dei Capi, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Is it better to permanently ban an IP of someone that is trying to abuse your website and never unblock it, or after a few months should the IP be unblocked? I know some sites engange in banning some IP's forever, but it seems that the list of banned IP's could get too large and eventually lower profits from people that eventually get a blocked IP.
     
  2. blacktrilby

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    I would say unblock after a while. If the list of banned ip's get too big it could have an effect on the server.
     
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    i would do a permenet ip ban if someone abuse my site from that ip.
    My home ip adress is banned with chat website like omegle because i spammed it with my links of my website.now i am using like hma pro vpn and changing ip address every 3 minutes :D
     
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  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    I only have 2 right now since my website is about 1 month old, but I was worrying as my site gets older and traffic increases, that i'll have much more to block.
     
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    Spawnie Power Member

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    Only few countries have permanent IPs, so usually he just needs to reconnect and can continue doing what he was up to...
    Perma ban of IPs in that case doesn't make sense at all...
     
  6. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Its not countries its provider based, some providers take 8 to 24 hours of a router being logged off before they issue a new ip.
     
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    I would say ban them for a month or two as that would be quite enough for someone to stop spamming if he had any plans to and move on! That would keep the blocked list clean and updated. And if someone goes off the limit by still trying to spam even after a month then you could ban them forever! You won't find much of these though.
     
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    You just pooped on your own advice.
    How can you say to him to ban it permanently when most spammers like you rotate there IPs and you clearly stated you are doing that.

    OP don't ban the IP permanently. There is always the possibility the user have a dynamic IP and you will make a large database of banned IP for nothing.

    If an IP is making you problems you can ban it for a week if a IP is trying something more malicious ban it for a month or so.
     
  9. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Its not people spamming me, I have comments disabled on my wordpress, it was people trying to log into my website to try to remove some posts. I'm going to do 2 months for each IP that gets banned.
     
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    If you want my advice, if the login page is the one giving you trouble, I would whitelist your ip address / ip range instead of blacklisting ips. You can do this via .htaccess configuration over wp-login.php. It's easier to manage and cleaner.
     
  11. TeKn1qu3z

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    Permanent ban is necessary as they would never learn a lesson to leave free. Do you think the IP is static or dynamic IP?
    Ban a week and see if the person comes back again.
     
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    The chance of someone getting the same IP and just so happening to also be interested in your site are very slim

    EDIT: Now if your sites popular...i wouldn't even ban it for a few months.
     
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    Perma ban is not really a good solution since there are people having dynamic IPs.

    So a bad person can easily reset connection and get a new IP, while the old IP which you would perma ban would probably be assigned to a good person.
     
  14. kalios

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    If a person is abusing your website and has malicious intentions toward you now, then they will have the same intentions later. So why would you unblock that IP later as they ware just going to come back and do the same things again. Next time, the person might be better prepared to take your site down.